Dark Circle Room update

som logo origDark Circle Room is a fantastic resource.  It is a treasure trove of goth, post-punk and new wave – bootlegs, demos, TV appearances, sessions – whatever.  It has so much Sisters material that it has to break its listings down by year.

Even though the site doesn’t link to any “official” recordings, it is the subject of repeated legal takedowns.

Get a fucking grip people – DCR is a critical resource documenting a significant period in music, in immense detail – they should be given a medal and free bandwidth.

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BBC4, can we please get Goth Britannia made?

522704_195067337277650_2039313857_nWhat a fantastic idea.

“BBC4, can we please get Goth Britannia made?” is a Facebook campaign – a year old this week – imploring the beautiful BBC to make “Goth Britannia”:

We’ve had Soul Britannia, Prog Britannia and Synth Britannia and others, but surely there is a snakebite & black sized gap in the schedules for the daddy of ’em all… GOTH BRITANNIA.

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Ian Curtis – RIP

Today we remember the life and music of Ian Curtis, lead singer with Warsaw and Joy Division, who so prematurely passed away on May 18th 1980, some 32 tears ago today.  When I listen to today’s yoof playing spiky, angular, awkward rock I realise that his influence, and the band’s influence, have never been greater.  Rest in peace – you are sadly missed.

Excellent Joy Division shots from Kevin Cummins’ new exhibition

A new Kevin Cummins exhibition, ‘Exemplar: Joy Division‘, is running at The Manchester Photographic Gallery until February 26th. Here’s pre-JD band Warsaw at Rafters, Manchester, 30th June, 1977. “Warsaw opened for Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers. It was maybe their fifth gig,” remembers Cummins.

via Pictures of Beautiful Joy Division shots from Kevin Cummins’ new exhibition – Photos – NME.COM.

Warsaw (band) added to Gods & Alcoves

I have added Warsaw’s very brief details into Gods and Alcoves (they are the 20th band).

The Warsaw semi-official compilation LP is absolutely amazing and, if you are a fan of Joy Division (and if you’re reading this there is a good chance that you are), you need to get hold of a copy of this.

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